Phoebe is a 4 year old Black Dane. She is a shy, sweet, playful girl that would do best in a quiet home. She is super affectionate; she loves to lay with her head in your lap and soak up all the attention. She absolutely lives up to the Velcro Dane.
She is a good listener and loves to play with all the toys. She’s still quite attached to her foster Mom but will come to her foster Dad when he calls her (but quickly comes back to find Mom). She spends her days laying on the bed in the home office. She is very playful in the evenings and does a good job entertaining herself with squeaky toys and bones. She continues to walk well on the leash. Phoebe has started to meet new people and is willing to go over to meet them and wants affection, but still needs a few minutes to warm up. She will initially bark at new people, but she’s just telling us she’s nervous.
She is not highly food motivated, but she does not turn down a yummy treat. She is more interested in being with her people and getting affection. She knows basic commands – sit, down, off and she listens very well. She is interested in the kitchen counters but has not tried to grab anything off them.
Phoebe likes spending time outside and is very happy to greet the neighbor dogs through the fence. She is alert and likes to explore all the interesting sounds she hears. She also gets the zoomies and races around the yard.
We do know that Phoebe has lived with several larger dogs in her previous home but her cat experience is unknown. She is living with an older dog (~55 lbs) in her foster home and gets along with her. Phoebe would like her to play, but the older dog is not interested. She has shown some interest in the resident Chinchilla and some squirrels so we are thinking cats might not be an option at this time.
She is going to make someone so happy.
Phoebe has been in her foster home for about a month and we have been able to see her true personality. She is a wonderful companion, a total sweetheart with a playful / silly side. She might come off as shy initially, but it doesn’t take her long to warm up. She does sometimes initially bark at new people, but this is decreasing on a weekly basis as she is becoming more confident and comfortable. She would still do best in a home that is more on the quiet side, but she will likely adapt to any environment. It took her a few weeks to get acclimated to her foster home, but now she is very fond of both her foster parents and spends time each day in both her foster parent’s offices. She also gets very excited to see the dog walker that comes over during the week.
Don’t let this girl’s cute gray face fool you – she is only 4 and has plenty of playful energy. She goes on walks twice a day, gets the zoomies at least once an evening, and loves going outside to chase a ball (she doesn’t quite get the concept of bringing the ball back). She continues to enjoy getting ALL the toys out and is very good at entertaining herself and her foster parents with her playful antics.
Phoebe is continuing to get more comfortable. She still walks pretty well on leash, but barks and jumps when she sees or hears other dogs. It's all very enthusiastic and wanting to meet the other dog. We are working with her on this and she will have a training addendum as part of her adoption to ensure she learns good manners. She has met a couple dogs on the leash and immediately makes friends. Phoebe is a bit slower to warm up to men and needs time to realize they are ok too. Once she does, she is ready for lots of pets and snuggles. She wants to please her people and is a super sweet happy girl. Phoebe would do best in a quieter home without a lot of noise and chaos.
Dogs – Yes
Cats - ?
Kids – 12+